Thread: Faculty position in coastal hazards in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Started: 2017-10-20 14:59:09
Last activity: 2017-10-20 14:59:09
Virginia Tech ( invites applications to join the Department of Geosciences as a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of coastal hazards. The ideal candidate will apply field, analytical, experimental, or theoretical approaches to establish a better understanding of coastal hazards and their impacts. Successful candidates will establish a vibrant research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, attract extramural funding from multiple funding agencies, provide effective instruction, teach and advise a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grow professional leadership. A full list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Virginia Tech's Faculty Handbook (

Virginia Tech offers unique opportunities for coastal-hazard scholars to join an active, diverse and inclusive hazards research community, through the Coastal@VT (Virginia Tech) initiative, the Global System Science and Integrated Security Destination Areas (, and the Beyond Boundaries initiative ( The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change.

Candidates must hold a PhD at time of appointment in a field related to coastal hazards, present evidence of excellence of scholarship and have high potential for attracting external funding for research. Expectations are commensurate with rank and include a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must submit their application materials online at Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and vision (not exceeding two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for geoscience education (not exceeding two pages), a statement describing the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and inclusion (not exceeding two pages), and the contact information of at least three references. The review of applications will begin on 11/22/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Robert Weiss, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech at weiszr<at>

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Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.
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